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  • proper noun Alternative spelling of Salonika.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a port city in northeastern Greece on an inlet of the Aegean Sea; second largest city of Greece


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  • "Then you and your companions will be imprisoned in the mountains until you do, up to a certain period -- until I have time to complete my business at Salonica, that is -- and if, on my return from thence, you still continue obdurate, why, then all of you had better say your prayers --" completing his sentence with an emphatic gesture which could not be misunderstood.

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  • He recalls Salonica being a large and quite sophisticated Jewish community until a number of anti-Semitic laws were implemented, leading to the community's decline as Jewish families were sent away street block by street block to Auschwitz in Poland. - News

  • I would walk down long silent corridors, past original Spanish paintings of the Virgin Mary and child, twisted "Salonica" golden snake columns and unbreakable Inca stone walls, to the hotel bar, where I would drink the best Pisco Sours (aside from Lima's Cordano bar) in Peru.

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  • The helpful Mr Beach rounds off a most informative dispatch by revealing that the Dutch side Heracles Almelo, Greek club Iraklis of Salonica and recently-relegated Spanish minnows Hércules Alicante are all named after the demi-god son of the father of gods and men, Zeus.

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  • Our shoes were wearing out now and our feet were getting sore, but after a week we arrived at Salonica.

    John Keay

  • We were next marched to Salonica over the mountains that we had just fought over.

    John Keay

  • Ruled from Constantinople, the Ottoman Empire spread across three continents at the turn of the century: Ottoman Europe included Thrace, Monastir, Albania, and Salonica; Ottoman North Africa consisted of Libya, as well as suzerainty over

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  • Van Bommel, who was studying languages in Greece, served on the Refugee Relief Committee in Salonica from November 1912 to March 1913, while his wife nursed Greek soldiers in the hospital of the Dutch Ambulance (for her services, she was decorated by the Queen of the Netherlands after the war).

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  • Within two days the Germans had occupied the northeastern city of Salonica now Thessaloniki, and soon the Allied forces were in full retreat.


  • Her mother was born in Marseille, France, in 1905, while her father was born in 1907 and emigrated with his parents from Salonica, Greece, at the age of seven.

    Liliane Atlan.


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